Saturday, Dec 7, 2013
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- 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Work Gallery 306 South State Street
The Confucius Institute and Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan host an art exhibition "Chinese Now: Contemporary Portraits" presented by 31 faculty members from the School of Arts, Renmin University of China. Professor TANG Keyang (Associate Professor, School of Arts, Renmin University of China) succinctly explains what this exhibition tries to accomplish. "In this exhibition, the people of China are brought to life in the vision of the artists. Freed from the limitations of a single concept, style, image, or form, the only thing the Chinese people represented here have in common is a disregard for the stereotypes long associated with them. The concern of this exhibition is in establishing the cultural sensibilities of contemporary China, just as different peoples, at different times, have engaged art as a vital social response to the movement of history. As Professor Leo Ou-fan Lee has noted, engagement with these cultural sensibilities allows an audience to grasp “certain core feelings, the stuff which moves us” so inherent in the drama of life. In presenting this exhibition, the hope is that an understanding of these core feelings will form the basis for meaningful intercultural dialogue."
The work gallery is closed on Sunday and Monday.